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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-air-pollution-hotspots-europe.htmlBig cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. Original Title: Air pollution hotspots in […]

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Fish slime: An untapped source of potential new antibiotics

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-fish-slime-untapped-source-potential.htmlAs current antibiotics dwindle in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers are seeking potential replacements in some unlikely places. Now a team has identified bacteria with promising antibiotic activity against known pathogens—even dangerous organisms, such as […]

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The fascinating world of biomimicry

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-fascinating-world-of-biomimicry/Scientists are increasingly looking to nature for technological innovations. Faith Salie examines how humpback whales inspired aerodynamic windmill turbines, porcupine quills inspired medical products, and how a frog’s saliva could lead to the development of […]